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Entry year / start

Autumn 2021



Course code

P00208-AA - 21/24




Greater Belfast


Cloud and Application Development

  • This two and a half year work-based programme enables you to ‘earn while you learn’. Software development is one of the leading areas of ICT in Northern Ireland and there a predicted growth in the areas of Cloud & Application development as well as Data Analytics.

    You will gain this qualification along with practical skills and relevant work experience in the workplace which will open new career opportunities for you. 

    You will be taught by highly experienced staff in our computing labs that are fully equipped with industry standard hardware and software.

    This course will provide you with software development skills in cloud, web, mobile and application development as well as data analytics techniques used in the real world. There is also a requirement to undertake a work based learning module as part of a work placement. You will also have an opportunity to sit Microsoft, AWS and Comptia industrial qualifications. You will gain skills in Java, C#, Python, Power BI, Tableau, AWS, Azure and SQL Server.

    Key Areas of Study:

    • Software Development
    • Cloud Development
    • Data Analytics
    • Database Development Microsoft Azure, C#, Java, Python, SQL & PowerBI

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